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Wales are keeping the ball easily but only Ramsey's long-range effort has caused problems so far. There's no doubt they will travel in their thousands and as I say, it's going to be like a cup final, we need to go there and win and we will be looking to do that.

1944: Fantastic singing from all for the national anthems.

He's really come to life when his nation have needed him most too - in the absence or more subdued World Cup qualifying campaign endured by Bale - scoring twice and registering an assist in the last four qualifiers. Updates from now on will be with the minute of the match. The venue of the match is at Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff.

1930: Just 15 minutes to go until kick-off and a cracking atmosphere in Cardiff is already starting to build.

Both teams are strong, primarily in counterattacking.

Standing in their way are a Wales team that are unbeaten in their last nine worldwide games (they also haven't lost at home in four years).

Should Wales lose, then Ireland would go above them, indeed coupled with a Serbia loss then the Irish would take top-spot.

Wales could finish top in Group D - and book an automatic spot at Russian Federation 2018 - if leaders Serbia slip up at home to Georgia.

Meanwhile, a win for Ireland and they sneak above Wales and into the playoffs.

The winners in Cardiff will guarantee at least second in Group D, with a draw enough for Wales to end up in that position and, potentially, claim a play-off spot for Russian Federation 2018.

Our only remaining hope would be for Greece to fail to beat Gibraltar in Group H, and for Bosnia-Herzegovina to overtake them and become the "worst" runners-up, which is unlikely.

Wales are now in second and a draw could see them overtake Serbia, should they lose by two - but no matter what the Welsh need to avoid defeat. The Dragons are coming from a slim 1-0 away win against Georgia, where a goal by Tom Lawrence led the team with the three points from the game.

1905: Let's take a look at the Sky Bet odds for tonight's match.

James McCarthy is back on Merseyside having been left out of the Republic of Ireland's squad to face Wales tomorrow evening.

With Gareth Bale missing through injury, Ramsey was the man Welsh fans were pinning their hopes on to inspire the home side back into the contest.

But should they falter at home, Wales and Ireland can both still finish first in the group if either can claim a win at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Noel King has challenged the Republic of Ireland U21s to continue an unbeaten start to their European Championship qualifying campaign by ending Israel's.

It was a night of exhilarating joy for the Republic of Ireland and at the final whistle, with players in red shirts collapsing to the ground, excruciating pain for a Wales team whose latest attempt to qualify for a World Cup, desperately wishing to play in their first tournament since 1958, has ended unsuccessfully once again. You can see the teams in full at the top of this blog and details on those starting line-ups will follow shortly.

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